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YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference?
YouTube Music vs Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited: What's the difference? By Rik Henderson

YouTube has introduced YouTube Music to the UK after a successful launch in the States and Brit's will soon be able to get their hands on the ad-supported free service.There are also subscription options to get rid of the adverts, but are they worth the... Read more

YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium
YouTube Music now available in the UK for Android and iOS, along with YouTube Premium By Rik Henderson

YouTube has brought its rival to Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited to the UK.Launched in the US in May, the app is now available to British Android and iOS device users and provides free access to millions of video and audio streams of your... Read more

iOS 12 features, release date and more: Everything you need to know
iOS 12 features, release date and more: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

Apple has announced iOS 12, which will come to iPhones and iPads later in the year.The next major update to the iPhone and iPad's mobile operating system was rumoured to be all about improvements to quality and performance, though we suspected Apple would... Read more

macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14?
macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14? By Rik Henderson

Apple detailed macOS Mojave (10.14) at its developer conference recently. It's the next version of macOS, the software that powers Apple Mac computers. While iOS 12 will work on all the same devices that can run iOS 11 and tvOS 12 will run on the Apple... Read more

10 best VPN services for use in the UK
10 best VPN services for use in the UK By Roland Moore-Colyer

Here we round up the best VPN providers available including NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Private Interet Access. The World Cup is upcoming this summer with millions set to watch games worldwide. Recent news about Facebook collecting your data has sparked... Read more

How to watch BBC iPlayer in the US and elsewhere
How to watch BBC iPlayer in the US and elsewhere By Carrie Marshall

The BBC would prefer you to live-stream BBC America when you’re in America.You’re British, you pay your British TV licence but you’re not in Britain – but thanks to iPlayer you can still tune in to your favourite shows. Right?It’s a bit more... Read more

Mozilla likely making a Scout AI for voice-controlled web browser
Mozilla likely making a Scout AI for voice-controlled web browser By Maggie Tillman

Mozilla could be working on a voice-controlled browser.A listing has popped up for an internal Mozilla meeting. The listing is called "Technical Stack Requirements for a Voice Browser", and it has the following description: "Hey Scout, read me the article... Read more

Is Microsoft developing Amazon Go-like tech for cashier-free stores?
Is Microsoft developing Amazon Go-like tech for cashier-free stores? By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is supposedly copying Amazon Go by developing a similar technology, according to a new report from Reuters.The company is working on technology that could power cashier-free retail stores, and it's been talking to Walmart about using the technology,... Read more

What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?
What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon Music Unlimited is performing rather well. MIDiA says it's the third largest music streaming service after Spotify and Apple Music, with around 16 million subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Music Unlimited, including... Read more

The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more
The best Amazon UK Prime Day deals 2018: Cheap TVs, Kindles, consoles, smartphones, Echo deals and more By Dan Grabham

We're expecting the date for Amazon Prime Day to be announced soon, but we predict that Amazon Prime Day will be Tuesday 10 July 2018.We'll bring you all the best Amazon Prime Day deals that we can - right here on this page. Like Black Friday, it's... Read more

E-scooter invasion: Everything you need to know about the electric scooters from Bird, Lime, and Spin
E-scooter invasion: Everything you need to know about the electric scooters from Bird, Lime, and Spin By Maggie Tillman

Electric scooters are invading US cities.Recently, Pocket-lint's Stuart Miles visited the San Francisco Bay Area and practically couldn't walk outside without stumbling over an electric scooter, also known as an e-scooter. Where did they come from, how... Read more

What is Facebook's new game streaming hub and how does it work?
What is Facebook's new game streaming hub and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Facebook has launched a dedicated game streaming hub: FB.gg.This hub gives Facebook Live streamers - who primarily stream gameplay - a landing page to find streams and start a live stream. It also gives Facebook a chance to compete with YouTube Gaming... Read more

Instagram might allow hour-long and even vertical videos soon
Instagram might allow hour-long and even vertical videos soon By Maggie Tillman

Instagram is considering ditching its video-length limitations.According to The Wall Street Journal, Instagram is developing “a new feature” that would let you post video clips of up to an hour in length. That would allow Instagram to better rival... Read more

Google Lens: What is it and how does it work?
Google Lens: What is it and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Google Lens was one of Google's biggest announcements in 2017, but it was a primarily a Google Pixel-exclusive feature at launch.If you've been waiting for Google Lens to come to more phones, you'll be glad to know that day has finally arrived. At Google... Read more

Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool
Facebook copies Musical.ly and Dubsmash with Lip Sync Live tool By Maggie Tillman

Facebook is going after Musical.ly and Dubsmash.The social network is no stranger to replicating popular apps and features. For instance, the Stories feature in both Facebook and Instagram is lifted straight from Snapchat. Now, Facebook has announced... Read more

What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work?
What is Apple Screen Time and how does it work? By Stuart Miles

Looking to address growing concerns around increasing device usage, smartphone addiction and social media impacting on mental health, Apple has announced a collection of initiatives focusing on "digital health".Announced its developer conference in June... Read more

Vodafone customers can now stream Prime Video for free
Vodafone customers can now stream Prime Video for free By Max Langridge

Vodafone has announced a new partnership with Amazon that sees the latter's Prime Video streaming service come to Vodafone's Red Entertainment plans. Red Entertainment plans let customers choose a subscription to an entertainment pack. Current options... Read more

Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app
Still don't have Google Lens? Now you can download the new app By Maggie Tillman

It's now easier to find and use Google Lens.Google has released a standalone app for Lens via Google Play Store. With it, you have yet another way to access the smart camera feature. It's especially handy if your Android device doesn’t currently offer... Read more

Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay
Apple announces Google Maps and Waze integration into CarPlay By Chris Hall

Apple took to the stage at WWDC - its 2018 developer conference - and introduced a wide-range of new features coming to iOS 12, the next version of its mobile software due later in 2018. Although the company didn't delve too deeply into CarPlay, it did... Read more

Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar
Memoji: Apple does a Samsung in offering your own customisable animated avatar By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced a couple of new Animojis and some new features for messaging in iMessage. However, the biggest new feature is Memoji, the ability to create your own customisable, animated avatar and use it anywhere you could use Animojis previously.We... Read more

Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more
Apple announces iOS 12 with Measure, Screen Time, Memoji, and more By Maggie Tillman

Apple is in the middle of presenting its WWDC 2018 keynote, and it's just announced the next major version of iOS is called iOS 12.The company said iOS 12 will be available on all the same devices as iOS 11. This software update was optimised with Apple's... Read more

Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers
Apple Music web player can now stream full songs for subscribers By Max Langridge

Apple has offered an embeddable widget for Apple Music for some time now. Artists have been able to use one on their websites to promote their latest single or album, but the web player has only been able to offer 30 - 90 second song previews. What is... Read more

Walmart's Jetblack shopping service launches with built-in AI assistant
Walmart's Jetblack shopping service launches with built-in AI assistant By Maggie Tillman

Walmart has officially launched an AI-enhanced personal shopping service, called Jetblack, though it's US-only for now.Jetblack is a new app out in beta. The idea is that you can use it to text your shopping request. J, Jetblack's built-in assistant,... Read more

How to get round the Instapaper outage in Europe and read your saved articles
How to get round the Instapaper outage in Europe and read your saved articles By Rik Henderson

"Read later" bookmarking service Instapaper has been down in Europe this week as it tries to untangle the new GDPR legislation brought in by the European Union.Go to Instapaper.com and you are just faced with an apology, explaining that the site is unavailable... Read more

Google's Neighbourly app lets out-of-towners ask residents for tips
Google's Neighbourly app lets out-of-towners ask residents for tips By Maggie Tillman

Google has released a new app, and it's... different.The app, called Neighbourly, is designed for you to "get and give your neighbourhood answers". It's basically a local-focused app that'll serve as a crowdsourced guide. Residents can use the app to... Read more

Wondershare Dr Fone - Unlock: How to bypass your Samsung or LG Android phone's lock screen to restore access to your phone
Wondershare Dr Fone - Unlock: How to bypass your Samsung or LG Android phone's lock screen to restore access to your phone By Pocket-lint Promotion

Do you need to unlock your Android phone in a hurry? Dr Fone - Unlock is an essential tool for LG and Samsung phone or tablet users. It enables you to regain access to a phone even when you've forgotten the password or discovered it's been changed by... Read more

Messages in iCloud explained: How it works and how to turn it on
Messages in iCloud explained: How it works and how to turn it on By Maggie Tillman

Apple's latest iOS update has finally brought iCloud support for iMessages, also called Messages in iCloud.When you set up Apple iCloud, you get 5GB of storage. You can use that for all your backups. So, you can keep your photos and videos stored in iCloud... Read more

See the Lego set you're about to buy in AR on the Argos shopping app
See the Lego set you're about to buy in AR on the Argos shopping app By Rik Henderson

Argos is the first UK retailer to give you an idea of how the Lego set you're about to buy online looks in your own home.Several Lego sets are available to view fully made in augmented reality through the Argos iOS application. They are also animated,... Read more

How to turn off Find My iPhone and remove your device from it
How to turn off Find My iPhone and remove your device from it By Maggie Tillman

Not everyone is a fan of Find My iPhone.Apple's service makes it easy for you to track down your lost or stolen Apple device, but, for whatever reason, some people don't want that ability. If you find yourself among that crowd, no worries, we'll help... Read more

How to blacklist news sources in Apple News on iOS devices
How to blacklist news sources in Apple News on iOS devices By Maggie Tillman

Apple's News app for iOS devices shows a tonne of publications by default, some of which you may hate.If you're like us and wish you could mute - or blacklist, so to speak - certain publications, you'll be glad to know it's really easy. So, if you're... Read more

Amazon Music app for iOS and Android now has hands-free Alexa voice control
Amazon Music app for iOS and Android now has hands-free Alexa voice control By Rik Henderson

Amazon has introduced hands-free Alexa voice control for its Amazon Music application on iOS and Android.It is only available for Music Unlimited and Prime Music subscribers in the US at present, with no word yet on the feature coming to UK versions of... Read more

Steam Link arrives on Android as expected but is barred from iOS by Apple
Steam Link arrives on Android as expected but is barred from iOS by Apple By Rik Henderson

Valve has received an unexpected set-back in its games streaming plans. Earlier this month we wrote that it was to release Steam Link for Android and iOS, which enables you to stream full PC games to your mobile device over a home network.You need a decent... Read more

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate: The only video conversion, editing, downloading and burning tool you need
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate: The only video conversion, editing, downloading and burning tool you need By Pocket-lint Promotion

At first glance, Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate appears to tell you exactly what it does on the tin (convert videos, as if you needed to ask). However, video conversion is only part of the story. Video Converter Ultimate also includes everything... Read more

Best PDF editors for Windows: Top 5 editors to tweak and edit your PDF files
Best PDF editors for Windows: Top 5 editors to tweak and edit your PDF files By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you've ever been sent a PDF to fill out then you know what a hassle it can be. You've either got to print the document, complete it by hand then scan it back onto your machine to send it back or find a decent PDF editor to get the job done. PDFs are... Read more

How to install a VPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV
How to install a VPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV By Steve Dye

Amazon's Fire TV Stick and 4K Fire TV streaming devices each allow you to convert any TV into a smart one. You just plug one into a spare USB or HDMI port and connect it to the internet. This opens up a multitude of new video services, including Amazon... Read more

How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's European Parliament meeting online
How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's European Parliament meeting online By Maggie Tillman

Facebook's CEO is about to sit down for another government hearing, but this one is in front of the European Parliament instead of US Congress.In April, Mark Zuckerberg survived hours of questioning from members of Congress. If there was one takeaway,... Read more

The browser shopping tool that will save you money when booking your next hotel room
The browser shopping tool that will save you money when booking your next hotel room By Pocket-lint Promotion

Ever find yourself searching for a hotel room only to wonder if you've got the best price?While many of the big hotel price comparison sites like to tell you they've found the best price for a room, that's not always the case. It turns out many of them... Read more

Star Wars' John Boyega shows you how to help fight cancer using just your phone and the DreamLab app
Star Wars' John Boyega shows you how to help fight cancer using just your phone and the DreamLab app By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has joined forces with Imperial College London in the ongoing fight against cancer and you can help. You can lend your smartphone's processing power to researchers to help speed up necessary calculations while you sleep.The Vodafone Foundation... Read more

10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS
10 best ARKit-enabled apps: The best augmented reality apps for iOS By Elyse Betters

Apple has its own an augmented reality (AR) platform. Known as ARKit, the company announced it last June, and now, there are a bunch of ARKit-enabled apps you can use on your iOS device.Augmented reality isn't a new technology, but Apple decided it should... Read more

Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games
Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, says Epic Games By Elyse Betters

Epic Games has announced that its hugely popular battle royale game is coming to Android.In a developer blog post, it confirmed the game, Fornite, would arrive for Android phones sometime this summer. The company also detailed several new features that... Read more

New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere
New YouTube Music streaming service launches giving access to songs unavailable elsewhere By Max Langridge

YouTube has announced it is launching a brand new music streaming service called YouTube Music. The new service will begin rolling out to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea next week, before coming to the UK and select other territories... Read more

Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices
Sick of Alexa's voice? Amazon now allows skills to use different voices By Elyse Betters

Those of you who really want Alexa to have different voices will be happy with this latest development.Amazon has released a new developer preview that essentially lets Alexa skill developers add a new voice to their skills. They can pick from a handful... Read more

How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you
How to download a copy of all the data Apple collects on you By Elyse Betters

If you're anything like us at Pocket-lint, you're now super aware of the amount of data you give companies, like Apple.Whether it's granting full-on access to your social profiles, or casually leaving a trail of metadata, like when and who you messaged... Read more

WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages
WhatsApp updates group chats, makes it easier to catch up on missed messages By Max Langridge

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging service for many, offering simple cross-platform chat for over a billion people worldwide. Groups are an essential part of the service and the reason many users turn to it and now WhatsApp has introduced some changes... Read more

If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps
If you own Samsung’s Galaxy S9, you can now play with ARCore apps By Elyse Betters

Google's augmented reality platform now supports one of the most popular Android devices available: the Galaxy S9.Previously, ARCore was limited to Pixel devices, Nexus devices, and a few other Android handsets from the likes of Asus, Huawei, LG, Moto,... Read more

Do you hear yanny or laurel? This crazy audio clip is just like that dress
Do you hear yanny or laurel? This crazy audio clip is just like that dress By Elyse Betters

Remember the dress that was blue and black or gold and white? Well, the internet has just surfaced a similar mind-bending stumper.Enter: the "Yanny"" or "Laurel" audio clip. Those two words clearly sound nothing alike when pronounced aloud, and yet, if... Read more

What is Google Drive, how does it work, and is Google One cheaper?
What is Google Drive, how does it work, and is Google One cheaper? By Elyse Betters

Google has reduced the cost of Google Drive and is promising to add some really neat features to the online storage service.Drive has been around for years now but has changed relatively little since launch; it lets you upload files, create files, share... Read more

What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work?
What is Facebook's Clear History tool and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

Don't you wish you could just 'clear' your Facebook history?With the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people became aware of how much data Facebook tracks and keeps on them, as well as how that data can be easily monetised (and weaponised)... Read more

Massdrop community buy in bulk, so you save money on Headphones, Cameras, Screens and more...
Massdrop community buy in bulk, so you save money on Headphones, Cameras, Screens and more... By Pocket-lint Promotion

Everyone like's a deal, but you're rarely able to haggle your way to one in a shop these days. Massdrop's approach is different, rather than haggling a deal one by one, it uses the buying power of its users to try and get a better deal with companies... Read more

Are cryptocurrencies safe? Here's how to protect against attacks
Are cryptocurrencies safe? Here's how to protect against attacks By Mike Brown

Cryptocurrency is booming again. As Bitcoin recovers from its price decline and analysts predict a surge in value, newcomers will want to know whether it is secure to invest in these blockchain-based projects.Beyond the usual steps of keeping software... Read more

iPhone X gets YouTube HDR
iPhone X gets YouTube HDR By Rik Henderson

YouTube has quietly rolled out the ability to view videos with HDR on iPhone X.The phone has supported high dynamic range technology since launch, with wider colour gamut and contrast rich content being available from other services - such as Apple's... Read more